Summary: "In this inclusive, illustrated history and guide to skin care and beauty, journalist and founder of Very Good Light David Yi teaches us that self-care, wellness, and feeling beautiful transcends time, boundaries, and binaries-and that pretty boys can change the world"--
Publisher / Publication Date: 2021
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Summary: Spirited girls offer a quirky take on traditional advice of how beautiful girls should behave, showing how their own individuality and talent make them beautiful.
Publisher / Publication Date: Running Pr Book Pub. 2016
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Summary: "A deeply emotional graphic memoir of a young woman's struggles with self-esteem and body image issues. All Marie-Noëlle wants is to be thin and beautiful. She wishes that her thighs were slimmer, that her stomach lay flatter. Maybe then her parents wouldn't make fun of her eating habits at family dinners, the girls at school wouldn't call her ugly, and the boy she likes would ask her out. This...
Publisher / Publication Date: Groundwood Books 2021
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Young Adult Oversize, Call number: YA 741.5 HEB
Summary: Every year Americans spend an average of $12.4 billion (yes, billion!) on cosmetic surgery procedures. Why are we being conditioned not to like the way we look? Award-winning filmmaker Darryl Roberts goes on a five-year journey to unearth the origins and deadly risks of our nation's quest for physical perfection.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: distributed by Xenon Pictures 2010
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC AME
Summary: "Meet the Knights of Creation, a group of artistic friends struggling with society's standards of beauty. Barb, a stunningly beautiful costume designer, chooses to don a fat suit in hopes that it will help her meet the man of her dreams--a man who can see beyond her looks. Lily, Barb's brilliantly talented, unfortunate-looking musician friend, goes to fantastic lengths to attract the shallow...
Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2015
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FIL
Summary: "Many predicted that pageants would disappear by the 21st century. Yet they are thriving. America's most enduring contest, Miss America, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020. Why do they persist? In Here She Is, Hilary Levey Friedman reveals the surprising ways pageants have been an empowering feminist tradition. She traces the role of pageants in many of the feminist movement's signature...
Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2020
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.6 FRI
Summary: "Boot camp for a younger, hipper makeover, packed with no-holds-barred advice on little beauty and fashion changes that pay off big time."--Provided by the publisher.
Publisher / Publication Date: Springboard Press 2008
Copies Available at Fife Lake1 available in Adult, Call number: 646.7 KRU
Copies Available at Interlochen1 available in Adult, Call number: 646.704 Krupp
Summary: Chronicles the year the author spent avoiding her reflection, an effort throughout which she relied on the feedback of others to help her gauge her appearance, outlook, priorities, and beliefs about beauty.
Publisher / Publication Date: Avery 2013
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GRUYS, KJERSTIN GRU
Summary: "The funny, exuberant, inspiring antidote to body shame-a full-color graphic memoir celebrating the imperfections of the author's female body in all its glory. Too tall. Too short. Too fat. Too thin. The message is everywhere-we need to pluck, wax, shrink, and hide ourselves, to not take up space, emotionally or literally; women are never "just right." Well, Ariella Elovic, feminist and...
Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2020
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.4 ELO
Summary: Edie--smart, self-assured, beautiful--always worked hard. She worked as a teller at a bank, she worked to save her first marriage, and later, she worked to raise her daughter even as her second marriage came apart. Really, Edie just wanted a good life, but everywhere she turned, her looks defined her. Two brothers fought over her. Her second husband became unreasonably possessive and jealous....
Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2020
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAT
Summary: "From Kahran and Regis Bethencourt, the dynamite husband and wife duo behind CreativeSoul Photography, comes GLORY, a photography book that shatters the conventional standards of beauty for Black children. Featuring a foreword by Amanda Seales With stunning images of natural hair and gorgeous, inventive visual storytelling, GLORY puts Black beauty front and center with more than 100...
Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2020
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 779.2089 BET
Summary: "An incisive and vulnerable yet powerful and provocative collection of essays, Savala offers poignant reflections on living between society's most charged, politicized, and intractably polar spaces: between black and white, between rich and poor, betweenthin and fat - as a woman. The daughter of an Afro-Latinx father and a white mother, Savala's light complexion has always contrast her kinky...
Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2021
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 TRE
Summary: This valuable study, full of infuriating statistics and examples, documents societal pressure on women to conform to a standard form of beauty. Freelance journalist Wolf cites predominant images that negatively influence women--the wrinkle-free, unnaturally skinny fashion model in advertisements and the curvaceous female in pornography--and questions why women risk their health and endure pain...
Publisher / Publication Date: W. Morrow 1991
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 WOL
Summary: Follows the experiences of an aristocrat's daughter, Yeva, who tracks a mysterious woodland creature her father has become obsessed with and that stands at the center of his failing sanity.
Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Teen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017
Copies Available at Kingsley1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION SPO
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC SPO
Summary: Amazing medical breakthroughs are made every day. In the past decades, medical researchers have cured diseases that were once deadly and devised new methods to heal that were once unimaginable. This title follows the development of anesthetics, including the first anesthetic use, groundbreaking discoveries and the doctors who made them, and where the science is heading in the future. Learn how...
Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Publishing Company 2014
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 617 BUR
Summary: "They say Château Beaumont is cursed. But servant-girl Lucie can't believe such foolishness about handsome Jean-Loup Christian Henri LeNoir, Chevalier de Beaumont, master of the estate. But when the chevalier's cruelty is revealed, Lucie vows to see him suffer. A wisewoman grants her wish, with a spell that transforms Jean-Loup into monstrous-looking Beast, reflecting the monster he is inside....
Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2018
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC JEN
Summary: Presents several versions of "Beauty and the Beast" and "Cupid and Psyche," and provides several tales that reverse traditional gender roles. Includes commentary on each tale, activities, bibliographies, and a list of sources.
Publisher / Publication Date: Oryx Press 1993
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Juvenile Reference, Call number: JR 398.21 HEA
Summary: An adaptation of Disney's Beauty and the Beast from the perspective of the cursed prince, who's transformed from a beloved and jovial ruler into a reclusive and bitter monster in search of true love.
Publisher / Publication Date: Disney Press 2014